Money Management

How to Pay Off Your Student Loans So You Can Get On With Your Life

by Kevin Mercadante March 30, 2015

For an entire generation, student loan debt has become a crippling fact of life. Part of the problem is the sheer size of student loan debt. For the Class of 2013, average student loan debt is approaching $30,000 and about 70% of graduates are carrying them. How can you pay off your student loans so […]

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Should You Track Your Spending Manually?

by Miranda Marquit March 18, 2015

For many consumers, the rise of financial apps like Mint are exciting. These types of apps make it easy to track spending, and look for patterns. However, these types of apps that automatically track spending also tend to disconnect some consumers from their finances. While I understand that these types of financial apps work well […]

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Do Your Resources Support Your Lifestyle?

by Miranda Marquit February 11, 2015

It was with interest that I read Ryan’s recent post about joining the Air National Guard. One of the things that struck me is that he has the freedom to create a lifestyle that he enjoys, and that fits with his finances. He’s structured his finances in a way that provides him with the ability […]

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Grow Your Dough Throwdown – Can You Beat the Stock Market?

by Ryan Guina January 9, 2015

Do you think you can beat the stock market? Many individual investors think they can. And some do, at least for a little while. I don’t have the illusion that I can beat the stock market over the long run. But it’s fun to try. It’s also fun to see if you can beat your friends […]

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Personal Capital Black Friday Promotion – Free Amazon Gift Card for New Accounts

by Ryan Guina November 28, 2014

Personal Capital is celebrating Black Friday with a $50,000 promotion. The first 1,000 users to sign up and link at least one account will get a free $20 Amazon.com gift card. The next 3,000 users to sign up and link at least one account will get a $10 Amazon gift card. The promotion will run […]

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How Learning “Math for Life” Can Help You Make Better Financial Decisions

by Miranda Marquit September 10, 2014

When I graduated with my Master’s in Journalism, I thought I was going to focus mainly on science writing. And, in truth, that’s what I did at first. I wrote for a physics web site, got a gig as a technology and science columnist for my local newspaper, and I even wrote some small pieces […]

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Net Worth and Personal Worth – Does Money Define You?

by Miranda Marquit July 31, 2014

One of the things that has disturbed me recently is the fact that some of the people in my life attach an absurd amount of importance to money. Specifically, they measure someone’s worth as a person by his or her net worth. This disturbs me because, while I think that money can be a great […]

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